Use and Care of Your Home
Your home has been constructed with quality materials and the labor of experienced craftsmen. Prior to our using any material, it must meet our specifications for quality and durability. All work is done under our supervision to attain the best possible results.
A home is one of the last hand-built products left in the world. Homebuilding is part art, part science and part hard labor. No two homes, even of the same plan, will be constructed exactly alike. Once the natural and man-made materials have been assembled, the components interact with each other and the environment. Although quality materials and workmanship have been used in your home, this does not mean that it will be free from care and maintenance. A home, like an automobile, requires care and regular maintenance. This is essential to providing a quality home for a lifetime. Please refer to seasonal maintainance page and catagory links below for maintenance guidelines.
We are proud of the product we build and the neighborhoods in which we build. We strive to create long lasting value. This cannot be achieved unless you, as the homeowner, properly maintain your home and all of its components. Periodic maintenance is necessary because of a number of factors such as normal wear and tear, the inherent characteristics of the materials used in your home, and normal service required by the mechanical systems. Natural fluctuations in temperature and humidity can also impact your home.
Many times a minor adjustment or repair done immediately by you saves a more serious time consuming and sometimes costly repair later. Note also that negligence of routine maintenance can void applicable limited warranty coverage on all or part of your home.
We recognize that it is impossible to anticipate and describe every attention that may be needed for good home care; however, we have covered many important details. The subjects covered include components of homes we build, listed below. Each topic includes suggestions for use and care. Some components may be discussed here which are not present in your home.
Please take time to read the literature provided by the manufacturers of consumer products and other items in your home. Although much of the information may be familiar to you, some points may be significantly different from homes you have owned in the past. The information contained in that material is not repeated here.
We make every effort to keep our information current and accurate. However, if any detail in our discussion conflicts with the manufacturer’s recommendations, the manufacturer’s recommendations should be followed. Activate specific manufacturer warranties by completing and mailing the registration cards included with their materials. In some cases, manufacturer warranties may extend beyond the first year; it is in your best interest to be familiar with such coverage. By caring for your home attentively, you insure your enjoyment of it for years to come. The attention provided by each homeowner contributes significantly to the overall desirability of the community.